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Palletways scores for UK's largest children's charity

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Palletways Milton Keynes showed their support for Barnardo’s by participating in the Routeco Cup, a friendly football tournament.

This summer, partners of Routeco, an automation customer of Palletways Milton Keynes, challenged one another to an unforgettable, friendly football tournament to raise money for good causes, resulting in more than £1,500 being raised for the children’s charity, Barnardo’s.

When Palletways Milton Keynes learnt that Routeco, one of its longest serving customers, was hosting a charity football tournament, employees were quick to strike and entered a team comprising of depot and warehouse employees and drivers.

The tournament took place at Power League Milton Keynes, with over 65 cheering spectators in attendance, which added to the electric atmosphere.

The Palletways team went up against nine other competing partners in back-to-back 12-minute tournaments. In the blazing sunshine and heat, the team advanced through to the knockout stage, scoring an impressive seven goals.

Terry Fouracre, General Manager for Palletways Milton Keynes, said: “This was an incredible opportunity that allowed the team to collaborate, have fun and come together to support a worthy cause. There is nothing better than supporting our customer and partner’s charitable ambitions, and Routeco did a great job organising the event.”

“A massive thank you goes to SHS Handling, MIDAS Recruitment and Grayson Print, that suited and booted the Palletways team with a new kit on the day of the tournament. It was a great event and we played exceptionally well, our congratulations go to Routeco’s Milton Keynes team that emerged triumphant on the day. This is the first time that Palletways Milton Keynes took on the challenge and it definitely won’t be the last.”

Palletways Milton Keynes is one of over 120 depots that are part of a UK network, belonging to Imperial, a DP World company. Renowned for its industry-leading IT developments and operational systems, it comprises over 450 depots and 20 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 24 European countries, including the UK.

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